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Louis XIV's Assault on Privilege : Nicolas Desmaretz and the Tax on Wealth.

Author: Gary B McCollim
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer Ltd., 2012.
Series: Changing Perspectives on Early Modern Europe, 15.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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McCollim's book is a study of one of the most important finance ministers of the Bourbon monarchy, Nicolas Desmaretz, who introduced one of the most radical financial measures ever taken by the Bourbon monarchy: the 'dixième', a tax on income that revolutionized the relationship of French elites to the Crown because it fell on all subjects, regardless of status.
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McCollim, Gary B.
Louis XIV's Assault on Privilege : Nicolas Desmaretz and the Tax on Wealth.
Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer Ltd., ©2012
Named Person: Nicolas Desmarets; Nicolas Desmarets
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary B McCollim
ISBN: 9781571138286 1571138285
OCLC Number: 799768350
Description: 1 online resource (332 pages).
Contents: Frontcover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 The Fiscal System under Louis XIV; Table 1.1; Table 1.2; Table 1.3; 2 The Rise of the Administrative Monarchy; Figure 2.1; Table 2.1; Table 2.2; Table 2.3; 3 Nicolas Desmaretz and Company; Figure 3.1; 4 Handling Ideas for Reform; 5 The Establishment of the Dixième; 6 After the Dixième; Table 6.1; Conclusion; Appendixes; 1 The Conseil d'en haut, or the Council of Ministers; 2 Members of the Royal Council of Finances under Louis XIV; 3 Controllers General, Directors, and Intendants of Finances. 4 Glossary of TermsNotes; Bibliography; Index; Backcover.
Series Title: Changing Perspectives on Early Modern Europe, 15.

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McCollim's book is a study of one of the most important finance ministers of the Bourbon monarchy, Nicolas Desmaretz, who introduced one of the most radical financial measures ever taken by the Bourbon monarchy: the 'dixième', a tax on income that revolutionized the relationship of French elites to the Crown because it fell on all subjects, regardless of status.

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